Porto vs Juventus – Wednesday 22nd February 2017 – 19:45 - BT Sport 2

Juventus

Porto welcome Juventus to the Estadio do Drago in a huge Champions League match, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

The Portuguese side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 win, at home against Tondela in an excellent win.

Valente da Silva (43) opened the scoring for the hosts from the penalty spot, with that goal giving them the lead going into the break.

Nevez (54) scored Porto's second goal just after half time, to give Porto a great advantage and one they wouldn't surrender.

Dos Santos (63) made it three just nine minutes later, with Diogo Jota completing the scoring in the 92nd minute.

The win is an excellent result for Porto and ensures they are top of the league, just what they needed heading into a game of this magnitude.

Dragons In Great Form

The Dragons come into this match in great recent form, with six successive wins in their last six matches.

Wins against Tondela, Vitoria, Sporting, Estoril, Rio Ave and Moreirense have all come in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Porto will be looking to transfer that form to the Champions League, with Juventus one of the toughest draws possible.

They finished as runners-up in Group G, with Leicester beating them by a slender two points after the final round of games.

Porto Underdogs

The Dragons go into this match as the underdogs, despite their excellent recent form and home advantage.

They will be looking to register their fifth win in the competition, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

Porto will be looking to complete their first ever Champions League win over the Italian giants.

Porto are 13/5 with Andre Silva at 5/1 to score first.

PortoJuve In Stunning Form

Allegri's side come into this match on the back of a 4-1 win away against Palermo, a thumping win.

Claudio Marchisio (13) opened the scoring early on for Juventus, with Juventus scoring two goals in both halves.

Dybala (40) scored his first goal just before the break, ensuring Juventus went into the break 2-0 up.

Gonzalo Higuain (63) scored his first goal of the game, to make it 3-0 after the hour mark and ensuring all three points.

Dybala returned for his second (89), before Chochev (90+3) grabbed a consolation goal for Palermo with the last kick of the game.

Juve Top Again

Juventus have been in good form of late, with six successive wins in their last six matches.

Allegri's men currently sit in first place, seven points ahead of Roma who are in second place.

That means that with 13 games to go the title is theirs to lose, they will want to have a more successful Champions League campaign.

They topped their respective Champions League Group H, finishing three points above runners up Sevilla.

More Of The Same

The match against Porto sees Juventus emerge as favourites, with their excellent European form finding favour with the bookies.

A win will mean they are in the driver's seat in this tie, an away goal will be key to their chances of progression.

This is the third meeting between the two sides, with Juventus unbeaten in both the previous encounters.

Juventus are 6/5 with Gonzalo Higuain at 100/30 to open the scoring.

Sevilla vs Leicester – Wednesday 22nd February 2017 – 19:45 - BT Sport 2

Sevilla-LeicesterSevilla welcome Leicester to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in a huge Champions League match, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

The Spanish side come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win, at home against Eibar in La Liga.

It was another excellent result for the Spaniards, who have consolidated their place in second, behind leaders  Real Madrid.

Sarabia (30) opened the scoring for the hosts, ensuring that Sevilla went into the break with a narrow 1-0 lead.

Vitiolo (90+1) scored the second for Sevilla in the dying minutes of the match, with the 2-0 win flattering the hosts.

It is a great result for Sevilla , just what they needed heading into a game of this magnitude.

Sevilla In Great Form

This means that Sevilla come into this match in great recent form, with just one defeat in their last six matches.

Wins against Eibar, Las Palmas, Osasuna and Real Madrid have been sandwiched in between a draw against Villarreal and a defeat against Espanyol.

Sevilla will be looking to transfer that form to the Champions League, with Leicester playing well in Europe this season.

They finished as runners-up in Group H, with Juventus beating them by a comfortable three points after the final round of games.

Sevilla Favourites

Sevilla go into this match as the favourites, with their excellent recent form and home advantage informing the bookies.

They will be looking to register their fourth win in the competition, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

This is the first meeting between the two sides in the Champions League.

Sevilla are 2/5 with Wissam Ben Yedder and Stevan Jovetic at 100/30 to score first.

SevillaLeicester Drop Deeper

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat away against Millwall, another poor result for Claudio Ranieri's side this season.

Sean Cummings (90) scored the only goal of the game for the Foxes, who were playing against ten men for most of the second half.

They are a side that are two divisions lower than them in the English football tier, it means that Leicester have dropped to even lower depths.

It is another crushing blow for Ranieri and his side, who are currently on a wretched run of form and look likely to be relegated at this rate.

 

Foxes Struggling

Leicester have been in poor form of late, with four defeats in their last six matches.

They currently sit in 17th in the Premier League, just one points above Hull in the relegation zone, their form has plummeted of late.

There are reports that Ranieri has lost the dressing room, shocking considering the incredible achievements of last season.

The good news is that Leicester have played out of their skins in the Champions League, with the Foxes finding some remnants of form in Europe.

They topped their respective Champions League Group G, finishing two points above runners up FC Porto.

More Of The Same

The match against Sevilla sees Leicester emerge as underdogs, despite their excellent European form they have failed to find favour with the bookies.

A win will mean they are in the driver's seat in this tie, an away goal will be key to their chances of progression.

This is the first meeting between the two sides in the Champions League.

Leicester are 15/2 with Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani at 10/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Dybala to score first @ 5/1 and Juventus to win 2-1 @ 17/2

Tip 2 – Vardy to score first @ 5/1 and Sevilla to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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